Well another week is on us, this week is a bit drab on movie releases in UK and Ireland compared to previous weeks. This week we have the king of pop’s last stance, an education is loving in 1960, a dark animation of ragdolls in a bleak dystopian world, classic horror of werewolves sightseeing in London. We also have a Aussie Horseman who cant even see his own country’s cinema, classic 1940’s movie and tales from a Romanian post communist .
I’m not really sure what movie to see this week, last week I didnt go to the cinema but now I’ve finally got a job!!! (start monday it too me 9 months!!!) I think i may go see a movie from Last week or if I was to choose a movie from this week, I would choose 9. It’s dark, bleak and completely different from any other animation, plus its got Tim Burton as a producer! Anyway whatever movie you choose enjoy and please come back and tell us your thought s on the movie.
Animation (1hour 32 minutes)
voices: Elijah Wood, Jennifer Connolly, Christopher Plummer
Nine sapient rag dolls created by the same scientist responsible for inventing the machines that have taken over the world and cleansed it of almost all human inhabitants, stand up to the machines as humanity’s last hope.
THIS IS IT (PG)
Music Documentary (1hour 51minutes)
At the time of Michael Jackson’s sudden death he was rehearsing for a run of concerts in London that he claimed would be his last. Though he tragically never made it to opening night the rehearsals were filmed and this is it.
AN EDUCATION (12A)
Peter Sarsgaard, Carey Mulligan, Alfred Molina
A brilliant seventeen year-old girl growing up in the London suburbs in the early sixties, just before they started swinging, is being pushed by her middle-class parents to exceed at school and get into Oxford when her world is turned upsidedown by a charming, sportscar driving older man who seduces her with sophisticated clubs, chic suppers and dream trips to Paris. Her and her parents’ dreams go out the window as she tries to balance the mostly contradicatory chores of being an ambitious school-girl with falling in love.
DEADMAN RUNNING (15)
Action, Thriller, Drama (2hours)
Danny Dyer, 50 Cents, Tamar Hassan, Brenda Blethyn
Nick (Tamer Hassan) and his best mate Bing (Danny Dyer) are a pair of London likely lads who are attempting to make it big by selling ski trips to Dubai. Needless to say, they’re not swimming in money, so when American loan shark Mr Thigo (Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson) arrives in the capital demanding that Nick repays his £100,000 loan within 24 hours or both he and his mother (Brenda Blethyn) will be killed, the duo must do whatever they can to raise the cash.
THE HORSEMAN (18)
Thriller (1hour 36 minutes)
After learning of the suspicious drug overdose death of his teenage daughter, Christian is sent a horrifying pornographic video of what may have been her last hours alive. Those shock waves lead him to track down the distributors, producers, actors, and drug suppliers from the sex tape so he can exact the most horrific forms of leg-crossing retribution imaginable
TALES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE (15)
Foreign, Drama (2hours 11minutes)
Diana Cavaliotti, Radu Iacoban, Tania Popa
An unconventional personal history of the late communist period in Romania. composed of five short stories. The stories are told through the country’s urban myths from the perspective of ordinary people. The first short is set on the occasion of Ceausescu’s working visits. There countryside mayors are told to hang fruit in trees so that their villages would be noticed. The second talks about the Communist Party’s secret regulations which stated that in official pictures President Ceausescu couldn’t take his hat off in front of the representatives of the rotten capitalistic world. The third follows a professional driver who opens his sealed truck for the first time and discovers a connection between eggs, Easter and marital love. The fourth is about a policeman who is gifted a live pig as gift before Christmas. He decides that gas poisoning would be the best way to kill the animalwithout it getting noticed by his hungry neighbors. The fifth story is set in 1980’s Romania. Bughi and Crina play a type of Bonnie and Clyde who rob people of bottled air.
LOVE EXPOSURE (12A)
Foreign, Drama, Romance, Comedy (3hrs 57mins)
Takahiro Nishijima, Hikari Mitsushima, Sakura Ando
Yu is a young man with a penchant for being a peeping tom. He lives with his father, a catholic priest. One day, by chance, Yu meets a woman named Yoko who he falls in love with immediately. Soon, Yu discovers that Yoko and her family are part of a new religious cult. Yu becomes more and more conflicted by the choices he has to make about this religious cult.
AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (18)
Horror, Classic (1hour 37 minutes)
David Naughton, Griffin Dunne, Jenny Agutter
Two young Americans find themselves lost in a barren region of England. They are attcked by a strange beast. Shortly afterwards, one of them wakes up in hospital…
CITIZEN KANE (U)
Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Everett Sloane
In his mansion house in the middle of his sprawling Florida estate, newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane utters ‘Rosebud’, his last word before dying. No one has the first clue as to the meaning of the word and so reporter, Jerry Thompson, is assigned the task of finding out the meaning of the word. Thompson interviews Foster’s friends, family and work colleagues to discover the truth. In a series of flashbacks Thompson attempts to solve the puzzle behind the mysterious death of the multimillionaire.
Movie Synopsis source: SCREENRUSH trailers YOUTUBE